Welcome to the fifty-fifth episode of the Short Science Podcast!
Join Elizabeth and Emma for all the very best science in brief!
We kick off the podcast with a few prominent science news headlines from the week including:
- asteroid sample hits terra firma
- heart pills linked to deadly cancer
- artificial life shouldnât gain a life of its own
Legionnaireâs disease lurks under the bonnet
BP downplaying oil loss
internal radiation to get on top of cancer
popping bubbles donât disappear
cancer drug stops blindness
We continue our new features in the show this week, including the Short Science News Archive and Statistic of the week.
Emma presents a Capsule Science on fossil fuels, while Elizabeth examines the impact of the oil spill on the ocean and wildlife.
Plus we hear from Short Scientists around the world about their views on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Correction: Alysha and Brandi would like to make a correction to their summary of the oil spill. There are currently 40 000 gallons of oil being released a day, not 210 000 as mistakenly quoted.